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Most people who know Anan Jarjoura of Nazareth call him ‘Abu el-Banaat’ – Arabic for ‘Father of the Girls.’ But this nickname doesn’t refer to Anan’s own biological daughters. It refers, instead, to his girls. His team.
Marie Röder brings us the unlikely story of Maccabi Bnot Nazareth, the first Arab team to play in Israel’s premiere volleyball league. But this isn’t your average underdog sports tale – it is, rather, a story of empowerment, feminism and shattered glass ceilings.
Zev Levi scored and sound designed this special with music from Blue Dot Sessions, which was mixed by Sela Waisblum. Skyler Inman created the artwork. Thanks to Sheila Lambert, Erica Frederick, Jeff Feig and Joy Levitt.
The end song, Ze Rak Sport (“It’s Just Sport“), was written by Ehud Manor, composed by Kobi Oshrat and performed by Dafna Dekel.